Joseph E. Mudd, Of Counsel

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Joseph E. MuddJoseph E. Mudd specializes in the area of tax controversy, bringing to bear his extensive experience in tax audits, appeals, tax litigation, refund litigation, and tax planning.

Navigating tax controversies

A former Senior IRS counsel, Mr. Mudd applies his experience to help hundreds of clients, both individuals and businesses, successfully resolve their tax controversies with the IRS, California State Board of Equalization (SBE), EDD, and Franchise Tax Board (FTB). He has successfully represented clients with asserted tax liability from as little as $50,000 to more than $150 million.

Business formation, planning, and operations

While Mr. Mudd currently practices almost exclusively in the area of taxation controversy, he has represented many closely held businesses and their owners in all areas of business formation, planning, and operations. His background in tax controversy and tax law is often put to use in business planning, estate planning, and tax planning.


For more than 15 successive years, Mr. Mudd has held the AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, and a distinction bestowed on a small percentage of lawyers in the United States.

Attorney Education


LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law

J.D., University of Montana School of Law

B.A., University of Montana

Attorney Admited to Practice

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Certified Tax Law Specialist | State Bar of CA Board of Legal Specialization

Professional & Community Involvement

South Orange County Bar Association | Past President

Orange County Bar Association | Tax Section | Past President

Calicinto Ranch | Board of Directors

Boys & Girls of Prisoners Foundation | Board of Directors